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What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

What are Main symptoms and sign of stomach ulcer? And what is the epidemology ?

Ulcer: With stomach ulcer the pain gets worse with food, with small intestine ulcer the pain is worse while hungry and in the middle of the night. The most common causes of user is H Pylori infection, Non Steroidal Anti Inflammatory medications like Motrin, Smoking and Alcohol. ...Read more

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Stomach Ulcer (Definition)

Stomach ulcers, also called peptic ulcers, are erosions in the wall of the stomach that can result in bleeding or pain. They can be caused by ibuprofen and similar medicines called non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), or by infection with a bacteria called H. pylori that ...Read more


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How can a perforated stomach ulcer kill you?

How can a perforated stomach ulcer kill you?

Acute abdomen: Death from internal bleeding, infection, peritonitis can be seen following a perforated stomach/ulver. Sometimes the diagnosis can be missed at first as the initial presentation may mimic less life threatening conditions. This is a surgical emergency. ...Read more

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How long does it take before a stomach ulcer completely perforates your stomach?

No set time: We are unable to say how long it takes for ulcer to perforate- most of the time if someone perforates- they did not know they had an ulcer. It is depends on the cause of the ulcer and how much exposure the lining of stomach is getting from it- like alcohol, nsaids, aspirin, steroids, etc. Also if the bacteria assoc w ulcers if present is treated and how thick the lining of your stomach is. ...Read more

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Had stomach ulcer 6 or more months ago, would drinking soda now be risky? Can soda cause ulcers to perforate/bleed?

Had stomach ulcer 6 or more months ago, would drinking soda now be risky? Can soda cause ulcers to perforate/bleed?

Not risky: We know that most ulcers are not caused by door or stomach acid, but by a bacteria which leads to gastritis. Soda won't cause ulcers. I suggest you moderate your intake, of course. You can have too much of a good thing. I am assuming you're following up with your doctors. If not, do so. Good luck. ...Read more

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If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

If you have a stomach ulcer can vomiting cause it to bleed or perforate?

Yes: Dear Girish, Vomiting can increase the pressure in your stomach and if there is an ulcer the blood vessels can pop and cause you to bleed or perforate. If you have a stomach ulcer your physician should have you on a proton pump inhibitor. Please avoid alcohol or NSAIDs as these can make ulcers worse. Please seek care from a doctor if you have pain or any kind of bleeding. ...Read more

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Could a stomach ulcer from using celebrex (celecoxib) be asymptomatic perforate suddenly and cause pancreatits?

Could a stomach ulcer from using celebrex (celecoxib) be asymptomatic perforate suddenly and cause pancreatits?

Yes: It is surprising how often ulcers are asymptomatic. Perforating ulcers usually cause pain. Pancreatic inflammation is an uncommon complication of ulcers. I hope that helps and that whoever had this unfortunate event has recovered fully. ...Read more

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Is stomach ulcer painful?

Is stomach ulcer painful?

Silent stomach ulcer: Not always. Ulcers may not hurt if they are due to ongoing use of nsaid's that patients take for their "pain killer" property. Sometimes ulcers in the elderly are without any warning symptoms until they bleed, obstruct, perforate. If you think you have an ulcer, don't wait for it to become overtly painful before you seek medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How to cure a stomach ulcer?

How to cure a stomach ulcer?

Find the cause: Find the cause, such as infection, and treat the cause of the problem. ...Read more

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What are stomach ulcer symptoms?

Abdominal Pain: Nausea, vomiting are some of the vely symptoms. Ulcers can also be relatively painless, and present just as bleeding. Stools can become black, tarry and foul smelling- reflecting the presence of blood. If this should happen, see a dr. Immediately. ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more